Since our founding in 2005 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity, the PDV Foundation has worked toward fulfilling its mission: to advance suicide prevention in America through communications.

PDV was founded to bridge a gap we recognized in transferring science to services in suicide prevention. This gap is evidenced in: research that is sequestered in medical journals with limited reach and impact; programs that are evidence-based but not disseminated broadly to those who can best implement them; and progress stalled by sparse communication with stakeholders who can impact suicide prevention in America.